The all-in cost of participating in the OTC derivatives market is about to go up sharply – either through central clearing, or as a result of the new BIS (Bank for International Settlements) margin requirements for non-cleared derivatives, effective from December 2015
The latest BIS report on volumes in the OTC market shows two opposite trends for Rates and Credit derivatives
I know you think this about garden design in southern Europe, but instead it's the mysterious measurements needed to understand trades with optionality.
A new magazine is coming - "Rocket" from The OTC Space
Regulatory reforms have been at the forefront since the global financial crisis hit nearly six years ago – and it won’t be taking the back seat for a while yet.
Calypso have launched their new magazine "Ci" over at their new site for on-line reading here or sign up for a
I am quite swamped these days trying to gather all sorts of data on CCPs and their offerings and to my surprise I came across this pretty useful matrix in XLS format, a comparison analysis actually, on this page on the
Two more CCPs have been authorised by ESMA under EMIR.
Yesterday Eurex Clearing had a second consecutive landmark day. After 30 IRS trades on Wednesday, including the first USD cleared trades, yesterday was a record volume day.
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News Flash: Eurex clears our first USD IRS and also becomes the second largest OTC CCP in Europe.
The ESMA EMIR Q&A has been updated to version 8, the new or modified questions are listed below. They seem to be addressing 'long tail' issues and don't appear to create any new operational implementation details.
One of the questions which many in Europe would like to understand, is how ready (or not) firms are to participate in central clearing, especially now that ESMA are working through the regulatory process to begin mandatory clearing.
According to a Risk Magazine article (subscription required), medium-sized financial institutions are going to have a tough time moving from Value at Risk (VaR) to Expected Shortfall (ES) for the purposes of calculating trading-book capital requirements.
2014 will be an important year for cross-border rules as Europe becomes the next frontier in global regulation.
The only way cost is going for OTC products is up - and the result will see structural changes to the firms operating in the OTC market.
The Bank of England have published a study into the way IM models work when reacting to stressed market conditions, comparing models such as VaR, Historic Simular VaR and HSVaR with an Exponentially Weighted Moving Average (EWMA) filter.
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